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Tag: Blood Pressure

BP medications help frailest elderly people live longer

London: Researchers have found that taking blood pressure medication as prescribed helped even the frailest elderly people (65 and older) live longer, and the healthiest older people had the biggest survival boost. “We focused on whether blood pressure medication is protective in frail patients with many other medical conditions who are usually excluded from randomized […]

E-cigarettes may up heart rate, blood pressure in young people

New York: Smoking e-cigarettes? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that nicotine-filled e-cigarettes can increase heart rate and blood pressure in young people after a vaping session. According to the study, published in the FASEB Journal, e-cigarettes are often marketed to teenagers and young adults as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco products. Previous studies […]

BP Problems Linked To Higher Heart Disease Risk In Youths

New York: Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, suggests that the current practice of averaging blood pressure readings to determine whether medications are necessary could be masking […]

Blood Pressure Issues: How Mindfulness Training Can Help

High blood pressure or low blood pressure, both are equally dangerous. But more often people struggle with hypertension and find it difficult to maintain it on the parameters of 120/80. Many times even medications fail to make the right impact on the body and at such times, health experts advise alternate therapies or treatments like […]

Neurologic, BP Drugs May Reduce Breast Tumour Development

Washington: Researchers have found that combining neurologic and blood pressure drugs may reduce breast tumour development. According to the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, adding a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines to a blood pressure medicine reversed some aspects of breast cancer in the offspring of mice at high […]

Blood Test Can Identify People At Risk Of Night-Time High BP

New York: Researchers have found that a simple blood test can help identify people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are at higher risk of cardiovascular problems because of a phenomenon called “reverse dipping” that causes blood pressure to rise rather than lower during sleep. Most people experience lower blood pressure at night. The new […]

Deep Sleep Can Calm, Reset The Anxious Brain

New York: Researchers have found that the type of sleep most apt to calm and reset the anxious brain is deep sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) slow-wave sleep, a state in which neural oscillations become highly synchronised, and heart rates and blood pressure drops. A sleepless night can trigger up to a […]

Dietary Fibre Cuts Risks Of Hypertension, Diabetes

New Delhi: Indian researchers have found that patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes who consumed a high fibre diet witnessed an improvement in their blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting glucose. For the study, the research team from Care Well Heart and Super Specialty Hospital in Amritsar, investigated the relationship between a high fibre diet […]

Less Than 6 Hours Of Sleep Could Be Deadly For Some

New York: Those with high blood pressure, Type-2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk of cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours a day, says a study. “Our study suggests that achieving normal sleep may be protective for some people with these health conditions and risks,” said lead […]

Gum Disease Has High Connection With Your BP

London: People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of suffering from high blood pressure or vice versa, warn researchers. The study investigated gum disease as a potential risk factor for hypertension, but the reverse could also be true. “Further research is needed to examine whether patients with high blood pressure have a raised […]

Learn Hula dance to lower your blood pressure

New York: Not just daily walk or controlling salt in your diet, learning some Hula dance steps can also help you lower blood pressure, find researchers. Native Hawaiians who participated in a blood-pressure-lowering programme incorporating their cultural dance of hula lowered their blood pressure more than those who received standard education on diet and exercise. […]

Suffering from blood pressure related issues? Try hot yoga

New York: Researchers have found that taking hot yoga classes lowered the blood pressure of adults with elevated or stage 1 hypertension. While there is evidence of regular, room-temperature yoga’s positive effect on blood pressure, little is known about hot yoga’s potential impact on blood pressure, said researchers who presented the study at Hypertension 2019 […]

Being overweight doubles blood pressure risk in kids

London: Researchers have found that overweight kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure, raising the risk of future heart attacks and strokes. Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the study shows that obese four-year-old kids have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six. “Parents need to be more […]

Unsalted tomato juice cuts heart disease risk  

Tokyo: Researchers have found that drinking unsalted tomato juice can lower blood pressure and cholesterol level in adults who are at risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study. For the study, published in the journal of Food Science and Nutrition, researchers from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan examined nearly 500 residents – […]

Eating walnuts daily lowers heart disease risk

New York: Eating a handful of walnuts daily may lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), says a study. The study, published in Journal of the American Heart Association, examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. It found that when participants ate whole walnuts daily in […]

Suffering from high BP? Don't take work stress lightly

London: If you are finding it hard to deal with the pressure at the workplace, there is more reason to worry. New research has found that work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. “Sleep should be a time for recreation, unwinding, and restoring […]

Drugs show promise in stroke, dementia prevention

London: Two drugs, in use for treating heart disease and angina, have shown promise in an early trial in preventing stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain. The drugs — cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate — were tested in a group of patients in Britain. The results published in the […]

Many urinal trips in night hints at high BP, says study

Tokyo: If you need to visit urinal frequently in the night, get your blood pressure checked as researchers say it may be a sign of hypertension. “Our study indicates if you need to urinate in the night — called nocturia — you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess fluid in your body. If you […]

Hypertension drug shows promise in liver disease

New York: A drug used to lower blood pressure within a system of veins and inflammation could effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition of the liver, say researchers, including one of the Indian origin. The study on mice showed that the drug sivelestat may lower portal hypertension — associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver […]

In stress? Remember your romantic partner and keep BP down

New York: Having a romantic partner present — even in your mind — can help you keep blood pressure down in daily stressful situations, say researchers. When faced with a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having your significant other in the […]

Shopping in 'unhealthy' locales up BP risk: Study

London: People who frequently indulge in shopping in “unhealthy” areas as compared to those who visiting “healthy” retail stores, were more likely to be at risk of high blood pressure, say researchers. The study using Pop-up health check stations in England found a possible link between “unhealthy’ shopping centres and the number of cases of […]

This 'superfood' can relax your arteries, lower blood pressure

London: Suffering from hypertension? Take heart, Italian researchers have identified Spirulina, a “superfood” made from algae, that could help to reduce blood pressure. The superfood, described as the “most complete food source in the world”, contains a specific protein which was found to relax arteries in the laboratory and in animals, the Daily Mail reported. […]

Antioxidants may prevent cognitive deficits in diabetics

London: Regular consumption of antioxidants may help reduce cognitive difficulties in patients suffering from diabetes, suggests a study conducted on mice. Long-term decline in cognitive function is a common consequence for patients who frequently experience low blood sugar levels when using insulin to manage their diabetes. The findings showed that stimulating antioxidant defences in mice […]

Genes tied to obesity may shield you against diabetes

London: Certain genetic factors may impact our body in intriguingly paradoxical ways. A team of scientists has identified 14 new genetic variations that were linked with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) but have the potential to lower risk of diabetes, lower blood pressure and lower heart disease risk. According to researchers, it is because the […]

Extremely high BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage

New York: Patients with diabetes suffering from extremely high blood pressure (BP) could be at risk of organ damage due to hypertensive emergencies such as stroke, chest pain and heart failure, finds a study. The study showed that acute or worsening heart failure was the most frequent target organ injury (49.6 per cent) followed by […]

New ML tool to predict human BP: Study

New York: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have developed a wearable off-the-shelf and machine learning technology that can predict an individual’s blood pressure and provide personalised recommendations to lower it. When doctors tell their patients to make a lot of significant lifestyle changes — exercise more, sleep better, lower their salt intake etc. — […]

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Over 500 new genes linked to blood pressure identified

London: Scientists have identified over 500 new gene regions that influence people’s blood pressure — a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease. While lifestyle risk factors are relatively well-known and include obesity, smoking, alcohol and high salt-intake, high blood pressure is also highly heritable through genetics. The study, led by Queen Mary University […]

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Novel wearable ultrasound patch monitors BP inside body

New York: Scientists have developed a new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin and could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. The new soft, stretchy ultrasound patch uses ultrasound waves to continuously record the diameter of a pulsing blood vessel located as […]

Two-in-one pill could boost treatment for BP

London: A single pill with two drugs could transform blood pressure treatment as most of the patients are often reluctant to take more than a pill, according to a research. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, recognised that a major reason for poor rates of blood pressure control is that patients do not […]

Higher BMI may increase your BP as well

London: If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, showed a strong correlation between the degree of obesity and high blood pressure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can […]

Doctor faints while operating patient in Odisha

Balasore: A doctor fainted while conducting a surgery inside the operation theatre (OT) of Balasore District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) today. Soon after, he was admitted to the ICU of the hospital for treatment. Sources said doctor Girija Das of Gynaecology Department of the hospital lost consciousness while conducting an operation at around 2.30 PM today. […]

Healthy lifestyle habits may quickly lower blood pressure

New York: Researchers have demonstrated that a programme aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure. The study, presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting in Boston, suggested that the participants saw their blood pressure drop 19 points, on average, after taking part […]

Eating peanuts, chickpeas may lower cholesterol, improve BP

Washington:  Eating a diet that includes peanuts, chickpeas, apples and a little amount of plant sterols may lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure, new research has found. The diet is based on the “Portfolio Diet,” which is a plant-based dietary pattern that emphasises a portfolio of four proven cholesterol-lowering foods. “Previous clinical trials and observational […]

In-womb air pollution exposure associated with higher BP in childhood

New York: Exposure of babies to high levels of air pollution in the womb may increase the risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to a new study. Fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) is a form of air pollution produced by motor vehicles and the burning of oil, coal, and […]

How kefir may lower your BP

New York: Drinking kefir — a fermented probiotic milk known to help maintain the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system — can have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain, a study conducted on rats has found. After nine weeks of kefir supplementation, the treated rats had […]

Have high BP? Listen to classical music after taking medicine

New York: If you are suffering from high blood pressure, listening to classical music in addition to taking your medicines may give you some added advantage as researchers have found that music significantly enhances the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs. Music enhances the beneficial effects of medication a short time after it is taken to control […]

'Triple Pill' may reduce hypertension more effectively

Sydney: Trying hard to reduce your blood pressure levels? A new “triple pill” that combines low doses of three blood pressure-lowering medications may be safe and help reduce hypertension more effectively, researchers suggest. Hypertension or high blood pressure has become a major problem around the world. It increases the risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, kidney […]

Know how Yoga can benefit people suffering from BP, sugar

Hong Kong: Suffering from increased blood pressure, high blood sugar? One year of yoga training may help, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher suggests. According to the researchers, including Rashmi Supriya from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, one year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines — signalling proteins released by fat tissue — […]

Depression with high BP may delay recovery in older adults

New York: Antidepressants may fail to work properly in older adults suffering from high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels, finds a study. Older adults who have major depressive disorder (MDD, also known as depression) are at higher risk for having problems thinking and making decisions. They are more likely to have trouble performing […]

Frequent sauna bathing may regulate BP in men

London: Suffering from hypertension? Frequent sauna bathing may help regulate blood pressure — the major risk factor for heart disease — in men, a study has showed. The findings showed that the risk of developing elevated blood pressure was nearly 50 per cent lower among men who had a sauna four to seven times a […]